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Cubs Rumors 2012: Chicago Interested In Pitcher Ramon Ortiz, According To Report

According to ESPN Chicago's Bruce Levine, the Chicago Cubs are thinking about offering a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training to pitcher Ramon Ortiz.

Ortiz split time between Triple-A Iowa and the Cubs in 2011. He was 1-2 with a 4.36 ERA with Chicago (22 games) and 6-3 with a 4.26 ERA at Iowa (16 games).

Ortiz compiled a 4.86 ERA in 33.3 innings as a reliever for the Cubs in 2011. He also started 16 games at triple-A Iowa, striking out 80 batters in 99.3 innings.

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In 11 major league seasons, Ortiz is 86-84 with a 4.93 ERA.

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